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Old 06-16-2017, 11:45 AM
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[img][/img]I just purchased a 2003 Baja 25 Outlaw and it has some fading on the stripes and in some places seems to be missing gel coat or it's really thin. Need advice on either:
1) getting the graphic size back in shape and looking good
2) getting a vinyl wrap for the boat. I was considering this to make my Baja u pie from all the others on the water

as always your advice is appreciated. I tried to upload a couple pics so if you zoom in you make be able to see the fading

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:26 AM
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have you tried buffing yet? is the gel issue in the colors or in the white?
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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have you tried buffing yet? is the gel issue in the colors or in the white?
both really
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I think that is solid white gel with green and blue...hell, call em stickers. I doubt the dark colors are gel.
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You would be surprised. My uncles 95 baja 232 has all of the grwffics done in gelcoat. Im with Glassdave, i woukd try giving it a buff.
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I know this is probably late, but how did your project turn out? I have a 91 Baja 320 ES that I picked up last year. I had some severely faded and oxidized gel coat. Polish and buff did next to nothing. I went at it with a 6" DA and wet sanded. 600, 800 then 1000 grit. Took over 60 hours total but it got the job done. First time I took it out I was asked what year it was and received several compliments on it "Damn you got that boat looking right!" and "that looks like a new boat, it's how old?!?" It's a lot of work but certainly worth it. I've tried to attach some pictures but apparently I haven't had my 10 posts yet to put up a picture. Search flier for Robert_Sterling it should come up
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